Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 3/12/13
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Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay was optimistic that he came into Spring Training in 2013 ready to put 2012 behind him. The right handed former Cy Young Award winner came into camp healthy and got batters out in his first few starts of the Spring. Today was different. Despite getting hitters out in his first three starts of the Spring and posting an impressive 2-0 record with a 2.16 ERA in 8 1/3 innings, Halladay lacked his normal velocity and pinpoint control. His fastball was between 86-88 MPH, about 4-5 MPH slower than when Doc was dominant in previous seasons. This is now the second season where Halladay has had problems with his pitch speed. If Halladay does not get his fastball to at least 91 MPH, the Phillies cannot expect Roy to be the ace of old. In this afternoon’s game against the Detroit Tigers, Halladay’s lack of velocity came back to bite him. In 2 2/3 innings he threw 69 pitches giving up 7 runs, 6 hits, 2 home runs including a grand slam, and 4 walks. Of the 18...
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